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As of January 1, 2019, we have closed our forums. This is a decision we did not come to lightly, but it is necessary. The software our forums run on is just too out-of-date and it poses a significant security risk. The server software itself must be updated, and it cannot be without removing the forums.

So it is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our long-running forums. They came online in 2000 and brought together so many wonderful Disney fans. We had friendships form, careers launch, couples marry, children born ... all because of this amazing community.

Thank you to each of you who were a part of this community. You made it possible.

And a very special thank you to our Guides (moderators), past and present, who kept our forums a happy place to be. You are the glue that held everything together, and we are forever grateful to you. Thank you aliceinwdw, Caldercup, MrsM, WillCAD, Fortissimo, GingerJ, HiddenMickey, CRCrazy, Eeyoresmom, disneyknut, disneydani, Cam22, chezp, WDWfan, Luvsun, KMB733, rescuesk, OhToodles!, Colexis Mom, lfredsbo, HiddenMickey, DrDolphin, DopeyGirl, duck addict, Disneybine, PixieMichele, Sandra Bostwick, Eeyore Tattoo, DyanKJ130, Suzy Q'Disney, LilMarcieMouse, AllisonG, Belle*, Chrissi, Brant, DawnDenise, Crystalloubear, Disneymom9092, FanOfMickey, Goofy4Goofy, GoofyMom, Home4us123, iamgrumpy, ilovedisney247, Jennifer2003, Jenny Pooh, KrisLuvsDisney, Ladyt, Laughaholic88, LauraBelle Hime, Lilianna, LizardCop, Loobyoxlip, lukeandbrooksmom, marisag, michnash, MickeyMAC, OffKilter_Lynn, PamelaK, Poor_Eeyore, ripkensnana, RobDVC, SHEANA1226, Shell of the South, snoozin, Statelady01, Tara O'Hara, tigger22, Tink and Co., Tinkerbelz, WDWJAMBA, wdwlovers, Wendyismyname, whoSEZ, WildforWD, and WvuGrrrl. You made the magic.

We want to personally thank Sara Varney, who coordinated our community for many years (among so many other things she did for us), and Cheryl Pendry, our Message Board Manager who helped train our Guides, and Ginger Jabour, who helped us with the PassPorter-specific forums and Live! Guides. Thank you for your time, energy, and enthusiasm​. You made it all happen.

There are other changes as well.

Why? Well, the world has changed. And change with it, we must. The lyrics to "We Go On" for IllumiNations say it best:

We go on to the joy and through the tears
We go on to discover new frontiers
Moving on with the current of the years.
We go on
Moving forward now as one
Moving on with a spirit born to run
Ever on with each rising sun.
To a new day, we go on.

It's time to move on and move forward.

PassPorter is a small business, and for many years it supported our family. But the world changed, print books took a backseat to the Internet, and for a long time now it has been unable to make ends meet. We've had to find new ways to support our family, which means new careers and less and less time available to devote to our first baby, PassPorter.

But eventually, we must move on and move forward. It is the right thing to do.

So we are retiring this newsletter, as we simply cannot keep up with it. Many thanks to Mouse Fan Travel who supported it all these years, to All Ears and MousePlanet who helped us with news, to our many article contributors, and -- most importantly -- to Sara Varney who edited our newsletter so wonderfully for years and years.

And we are no longer charging for the Live Guides. If you have a subscription, it's yours to keep for the lifetime of the Live Guides at no additional cost. The Live Guides will stay online, barring server issues and technical problems, for all of 2019.

That said, PassPorter is not going away. Most of the resources will remain online for as long as we can support them, and after that we will find ways to make whatever we can available. PassPorter means a great deal to us, and to many of you, and we will do our best to keep it alive in whatever way we can. Our server costs are high, and they'll need to come out of our pockets, so in the future you can expect some changes so we can bring those costs down.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your amazing support over the years. Without you, there's no way us little guys could have made something like this happen and given the "big guys" a run for their money. PassPorter was consistently the #3 guidebook after the Unofficial and Official guides, which was really unheard of for such a small company to do. We ROCKED it thanks to you and your support and love!

If you miss us, you can still find some of us online. Sara started a new blog at DisneyParkPrincess.com -- I strongly urge you to visit and get on her mailing list. She IS the Disney park princess and knows Disney backward and forward. And I am blogging as well at JenniferMaker.com, which is a little craft blog I started a couple of years ago to make ends meet. You can see and hear me in my craft show at https://www.youtube.com/c/jennifermaker . Many PassPorter readers and fans are on Facebook, in groups they formed like the PassPorter Trip Reports and PassPorter Crafting Challenge (if you join, just let them know you read about it in the newsletter). And some of our most devoted community members started a forum of their own at Pixie Dust Lane and all are invited over.

So we encourage you to stay in touch with us and your fellow community members wherever works best for you!

Best wishes for a wonderful and magical new year!

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3 weeks and 2 days

Posted 06-14-2012 at 10:11 AM by Crazybuslady
I found some amazing iphone apps for our trip.

Disney Parks from Verizon - A must have. Has park hours, EMHs, Characters, Today's Events

Undercover Tourist - Menus, Wait times, Games

WDWMAGIC.com - Latest news, Calendar, Refurbs, Transportation

Walt Disney Work in Park - Daily updated information about the parks, wait times, GPS

WDW What 2 Ride - A fun app. Pick a Park and spin to decided what ride to start with or go on...
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24 Days

Posted 06-13-2012 at 05:37 PM by Crazybuslady
Yes. Magical Express information has arrived. I am starting to think the trip is really about to happen. I want to get on that plane now. We have completed the ride and restaurant spreadsheets and everyones votes count. Time for me to tally everything and make the final list. It is just a shame that Test Track and Cape May will be closed while we are vacationing.
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Just a little more than a month to go....

Posted 06-03-2012 at 04:12 PM by Crazybuslady
34 days and counting... Will July 8th ever get here? I have made all my list, checked everything twice, okay 10 times. (OCD) Started getting the things I don't need at home together. I want to pack now and get there. We have are ADR's all set, Iphone apps at the ready. Packing list is attached to the suitcase. Mail delivery is stopped. Suprises for the family in bag ready to pack. I told myself, that I couldn't start packing, packing until school was out. That is this Friday... yahoooooooo...
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Character Dining is a Negative

Posted 04-28-2012 at 05:57 AM by Jelly77 (My Happy Place)
Updated 04-28-2012 at 11:56 AM by Jelly77
Yowdy howdy to my regulars actually I'm not sure I've blogged frequently enough to build any but 'shooot' that's okay (yes, our Friday night pizza and film was Cars 2 - I love Mater, who doesn't

Anyhow, every year that we've visited WDW with the kids, we've booked a character breakfast. On the first visit we were supposed to fly when the Hurricane hit, so went two days late and spent just over a week with empty parks, which for our first visit was greeeeat. We hadn't booked...
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Fading Memories

Posted 04-26-2012 at 05:34 PM by Jelly77 (My Happy Place)
Some people travel abroad to a different country a few times a year, others once a year, but a lot donít even own a passport. I remember being told or reading somewhere that this is true of the majority of the American population. If you think about it, America is a huge country with so much history and culture extending across lots of states; why bother leaving and going anywhere else when you have so much on your doorstep? but I digress!

When I was younger, up until the age of about...
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